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How I Came Into My Inheritance: And Other True Stories

by Dorothy Gallagher

Dorothy Gallagher began her literary career fabricating stories about celebrities for a pulp magazine. Nothing she invented, however, could rival the facts surrounding her own family.

In a singular voice–intimate,...


White Heat

by Brenda Wineapple

White Heat is the first book to portray the remarkable relationship between America's most beloved poet and the fiery abolitionist who first brought her work to the public. 

As the Civil War raged, an unlikely...


Wiped!: Life with a Pint-size Dictator

by Rebecca Eckler

“Pregnancy was a 90-minute massage compared to life now.”

After her little bundle of joy, Rowan (aka The Dictator) arrives, Rebecca Eckler wonders when the promised “rewarding” part will kick in. She...


American Rhapsody

by Joe Eszterhas

  If the Watergate scandal was a previous generation's National Nightmare, then maybe the Clinton scandal was our National Wet Dream, and who better to narrate it than the screenwriter Joe Eszterhas?  In American...


The Boys' Crusade: The American Infantry in Northwestern Europe, 1944-1945

by Paul Fussell

The Boys’ Crusade is the great historian Paul Fussell’s unflinching and unforgettable account of the American infantryman’s experiences in Europe during World War II. Based in part on the author’s own...


Shakey: Neil Young's Biography

by Jimmy McDonough

Neil Young is one of rock and roll’s most important and enigmatic figures, a legend from the sixties who is still hugely influential today. He has never granted a writer access to his inner life – until...


Never Die Easy: The Autobiography of Walter Payton

by Don Yaeger & Walter Payton

"Never die easy. Why run out of bounds and die easy? Make that linebacker pay. It carries into all facets of your life. It's okay to lose, to die, but don't die without trying, without giving it your best."...


A Song Flung Up to Heaven

by Maya Angelou

The culmination of a unique achievement in modern American literature: the six volumes of autobiography that began more than thirty years ago with the appearance of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.

A Song Flung...


Patton, Montgomery, Rommel: Masters of War

by Terry Brighton

In Patton, Montgomery, Rommel, one of Britain's most accomplished military scholars presents an unprecedented study of the land war in the North African and European theaters, as well as their chief commanders—three...


Adieux: A Farewell to Sartre

by Simone de Beauvoir

Simone de Beauvoir’s account of the last ten years of Jean-Paul Sartre’s life provides a focus for understanding one of the greatest thinkers of the twentieth century. But the book, consisting of both a...


Melville: His World and Work

by Andrew Delbanco

If Dickens was nineteenth-century London personified, Herman Melville was the quintessential American. With a historian’s perspective and a critic’s insight, award-winning author Andrew Delbanco marvelously...


A Very Easy Death

by Simone de Beauvoir

A Very Easy Death has long been considered one of Simone de Beauvoir’s masterpieces. The profoundly moving, day-by-day recounting of her mother’s death “shows the power of compassion when it is allied...


Climbing the Mango Trees: A Memoir of a Childhood in India

by Madhur Jaffrey

Whether acclaimed food writer Madhur Jaffrey was climbing the mango trees in her grandparents' orchard in Delhi or picnicking in the Himalayan foothills on meatballs stuffed with raisins and mint, tucked into...


Running in the Family

by Michael Ondaatje

In the late 1970s Ondaatje returned to his native island of Sri Lanka. As he records his journey through the drug-like heat and intoxicating fragrances of that "pendant off the ear of India, " Ondaatje simultaneously...


Younger Than That Now: A Shared Passage from the Sixties

by Jeff Durstewitz & Ruth Williams

He was a rabble-rousing New York high school senior.  She was a fiercely proud daughter of the Deep South.  In 1969 these two strangers exchanged angry letters, igniting a lifetime friendship and an extraordinary...


The Princes in the Tower

by Alison Weir

"Comprehensive and insightful, THE PRINCES IN THE TOWER offers a unique perspective on a profound mystery." Faye Kellerman

Despite five centuries of investigation by historians, the sinister deaths of the boy...


Blood Done Sign My Name: A True Story

by Timothy B. Tyson

"Daddy and Roger and 'em shot 'em a nigger."

Those words, whispered to ten-year-old Tim Tyson by one of his playmates in the late spring of 1970, heralded a firestorm that would forever transform the small tobacco...


740 Park: The Story of the World's Richest Apartment Building

by Michael Gross

For seventy-five years, it’s been Manhattan’s richest apartment building, and one of the most lusted-after addresses in the world. One apartment had 37 rooms, 14 bathrooms, 43 closets, 11 working fireplaces,...


Noble Savages: My Life Among Two Dangerous Tribes -- the Yanomamo and the Anthropologists

by Napoleon Chagnon

ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT SCIENTIFIC MEMOIRS OF OUR TIME

When Napoleon Chagnon arrived in Venezuela’s Amazon region in 1964 to study the Yanomamö Indians, one of the last large tribal groups still living...


Chicken Soup for the Soul: Billy Graham & Me: 101 Inspiring Personal Stories from Presidents, Pastors, Performers, and Other People Who Know Him Well

by Steve Posner

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Billy Graham & Me contains 101 fascinating stories from all the living U.S. presidents, well-known pastors, country singers and other celebrities, and world leaders, relating their...